Fiya Shea Glow is an organic-based cosmetic and Beauty Company specialising in handcrafted natural, plant-based skin and hair products.
The brand is inspired by a deep fascination and appreciation for nature and how and its natural balancing provides us with all that we need and more. The inspiration comes from the uniqueness and great heritage of the fig tree dating back to ancient times. iFiya is the fig fruit in isiXhosa and the Fiya Shea Glow name also honours and recognises the founder’s mother’s name Nomafiya from whom she came and without whom she is am not.
The Founders Story
The Fiya Shea Glow story was birthed in Accra Ghana, when the founder; Lindiwe Songca took a work trip to a tropical city on the Gulf of Guinea in June 2019. The warm and humid Ghanaian weather direct contrasted the cold South African winter weather she had left back home. Lindiwe vividly recalls struggling to find an alternative skincare product, for her fragrance sensitive skin, which would provide lasting moisture and nourishment. It is here that she stumbled upon what the continent has dubbed ‘African Women Gold’, a colloquial term of endearment referring to shea butter.
Lindiwe was enthralled by the idea of an indigenous lotion for the African skin, grown and harvested organically on the African continent. ‘African Women Gold’ quickly claimed a stake in her heart as a go-to all in one moisturiser which leaves skin and hair radiant: providing long-lasting moisture with a natural glow. Upon returning to South Africa, Lindiwe endeavoured to share this magical organic skincare ingredient adopted from Tropical West Africa with men and women alike. Subsequent thereto, her home became an oasis for recreating magical experiences that would make people feel good in their own skin, and so Fiya Shea Glow was born.
Mother Nature nourishes life with her instinctual and intuitive knowing. Fiya Shea Glow borrows from nature’s innate wisdom as the company endeavours to heighten the beauty and wellness of its’ clients nature’s way. Fiya Shea Glow is rich in nutrients including vitamins A and E which are essential for healthy skin.
“Our Shea Butter is produced from the nuts of the Shea (Karite) tree without the use of chemicals or preservatives. Shea Butter is an anti-inflammatory and is recommended for a number of skin conditions, including eczema and dermatitis. Fiya Shea Glow protects skin against damage from sun exposure, cold and dry winter air. The Fiya Shea Glow product range is synonymous with receiving a heartfelt embrace from Mother Nature. Our vision is to become a global premium health, beauty, and wellness brand that rooted in nature for a natural skin glow. Our mission is to offer a high-end niche and premium skincare range that uses organic ingredients to enhance beauty and wellness,” says Lindiwe.
Kawai Karu Kosmetics was born from a hobby and passion for Korean skincare and beauty products six years ago, a time when no one even knew about Korean beauty products.
Four years later, as Korean beauty and skincare became more popular and in-demand over the years in South Africa, founder Karusha Naidoo decided to turn it into a business interest. They are a registered company and registered importer with SARS.
They are an online store based in Durban that carries a select range of authentic Korean beauty products from South Korea, including hair care and makeup items. They try to cater to all customers ranging from affordable skincare to high-end products.
They love to do giveaways, specials and sales that feature Korean Pop music (K-Pop) and Korean food. They also like to give back whenever we can, whether it is sponsoring makeup for underprivileged schoolgirls going to prom or contributing to goodie bags for the BTS Love Yourself movie screening in Durban for ARMY’s.
Kawai Karu Kosmetics offers delivery to all over South Africa from Stanger to Port Elizabeth to Mpumalanga and they offer free delivery on orders of R500 or more.
Chudu cosmetics is an organic skincare brand manufacturer that was established in 2018 by Tshudu Takalani. Their products include soaps, toners, and anti-aging serums. These products have been specifically formulated to treat skin issues such as acne, acne scars, wrinkles, fine lines, stretch marks, etc. Their products are made with ingredients sourced in South Africa.
Tshudu is a Biotechnologist by profession and has previously worked in the quality department of two major companies; she also took a few courses in skincare and cosmetic formulation at large. She started the business shortly after experiencing skin problems when she moved to Cape Town. “I always had flawless skin, but after moving to Cape Town, the reality of how the environment affects our skin began to manifest on my skin. After moving to Cape Town, my skin began to itch and would develop pimples that left dark marks behind. That affected my confidence a lot! I then decided to put my chemistry and microbiology knowledge into use and developed my own skincare products. I also decided to take a few courses in relation to skincare and cosmetic products in order to deepen my knowledge in this regard. I started by using the products on my own skin first before taking them out to the people and since then I have not stopped using them. My skin has since recovered, I currently live in Cape Town and no longer face the skin issues that I faced when I moved here and my confidence has been restored,” she says.
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Founder of ZENJEWELS, Julieta Aurelio shares more insight about how her brand cares to bring about a holistic wellness approach starting from body care, with the aspiration to go further.
“To define holistic, we encompass the whole of a being and not just a part. Holistic wellness and healing looks at the whole person for answers, not just physical symptoms – this is the mind, body, spirit, and social factors included. Not only have we most likely grown up with plenty of trauma in our personal lives and harmful chemicals in the air, but we’re exposed to things that keep us from living healthy time and time again. This has thus kept from the full potential of our prosperity, which we have by birthright. With holistic healing, the entire being’s restoration is taken to consideration instead of symptoms. Holistic wellness looks into causes. Furthermore, this focus is on curing the whole not just the affected part, therefore terminating symptoms that are manifesting differently or repeatedly, instead of treating bits and pieces that are most likely to resurface.
Holistic healing easily leads to a holistic lifestyle, an interconnected life with all that is. Most body care and cosmetic products have harmful and toxic ingredients like Coal Tar, Dea/Tea/Mea, Ethoxylated, Surfactants and 1,4-dioxane, Formaldehyde, Fragrance/Parfum, Hydroquinone, Lead, Mercury, Mineral Oil, Oxybenzone, Parabens, Paraphenylenediamine (PPD), Phthalates, Placental Extract, Polyethylene glycol (PEG), Silicone-derived emollients, Sodium lauryl (ether) sulfate (SLS, SLES), Talc, Toluene and Triclosan. These are most likely found to cause endocrine disruption, liver/kidney/lung damage, cancer, toxic harm to skin and immune system, reproductive toxicity, hormone disruption, cellular damage, low birth weight, impairs the skin’s ability to release toxins, impairs brain development, causes headaches, dizziness, asthma, and allergies – just to list a few.
After I discovered an underarm and breast lump, I looked into all the actions which could not only reverse my diagnosis but stop the cause entirely. This led me to natural body care, journaling and eating a more plant-based diet. This has become my holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle and brand,” she concludes.
Say goodbye to acne, pigmentation, uneven skin tone, dark spots, dry skin and bring out your inner glow with Pink Liquorice’s amazing range of skincare products.
Pink Liquorice Face Serum which has 3 core ingredients that when combined have a skin brightening effect which will leave you with an even skin complexion, radiant, glowing, and beautiful skin in a matter of days.
Here is the science behind how Pink Liquorice Face Serum works:
An amino acid in your body called tyrosine supports the production of melanin.
Melanin is a pigment in the body that gives the skin its colour and causes hyper-pigmentation.
However Pink Liquorice has 3 Core Ingredients (Liquorice Root, Kojic Acid and Glutathione) that when combined effectively block tyrosine from forming, hence preventing melanin production.
Pink Liquorice products are available at affordable prices
1. Pink liquorice deep cleanser facial wash- R55
2. Pink Liquorice Purifying Toner – R55
3. Pink Liquorice Exfoliator – R55
4. Pink Liquorice Even skin tone day cream with spf25 – R55
5. Pink Liquorice Even Skin tone night cream – R55
What are the benefits?
There is a long list: scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, under eye bags, uneven skin tone; ranging from short, to long term. In the short term it makes skin look plumper and more radiant from superficial swelling and inflammation. In the long term with repetitive use, it helps increase production of collagen and elastin. A prolonged course of microneedling can improve scarring (from acne or surgery), decrease depth of fine lines and wrinkles, treat stretch marks, and markedly improve skin texture.’ Dermarolling can also help increase the efficacy of your skincare products, allowing you to see speedier results. ‘When used in conjunction with topical skincare, it can help improve the absorption of active ingredients. This is particularly beneficial for people suffering from pigmentation.
Does it hurt?
No and it is not supposed to so use less pressure if you’re experiencing pain. At most you might feel some slight discomfort but it’s more of a strange sensation than anything else
Are there any side effects?
There’s a bit of downtime so always use it at night, just before you go to bed, as your face will go red and your skin will need to heal. However, there is not any bruising or bleeding and come morning your skin will have returned to its normal colour
Steps to Achieve Glass like skin using the Pink Liquorice system:
– Double Cleanse using the Pink Liquorice Deep Cleanser Facial Wash
– Exfoliate using the Pink Liquorice Facial Exfoliator
– Tone using the Pink Liquorice Purifying Toner
-Apply the Pink Liquorice Advanced Extra tone serum
-Moisturize using the Pink Liquorice Even Skin tone cream
Great skin goes beyond cult products or buzzworthy trends: it requires consistency and commitment to your skincare regimen.
Brightening, firming, and anti- aging, our Advance Brightening Solution Serum does it all. Our answer to the brightening craze is this highly potent serum that helps to support collagen and fights sun damage. We love that it is formulated without any unwanted minerals or heavy metals, so you can feel good about using it every day for maximum effect.
The combination of our 3 core ingredients Liquorice Root extract, Kojic Acid and Glutathione is a powerhouse for skin. Ideal for dark spots, discoloration, acne, hyperpigmentation, and the list goes on. A serum that lightens, brightens, and tightens. Formulated with the highest quality natural ingredients, our skincare essentials are clean, cruelty free and free of parabens, dermatologist tested.
Built on the foundation of ‘Where Nature Meets Science’. SK Botanicals is an innovative skincare company that captures the best of nature proven with science.
To help improve skin health, SK Botanicals has created a compact range of highly concentrated, multi-functional skincare products, offering concise, uncomplicated skincare for busy people.
SK Botanicals products are scientifically formulated with
clinically proven botanical actives and uniquely combined with the highest
quality plant extracts, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, plant butters and
They are scientifically formulated to have a lifting and filling effect on the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles so that skin appears smoother and firmer and feels moisturised.
To help prevent the signs of ageing. This supercharged
botanical cream contains a concentration of scientifically proven active
ingredients that increase moisture levels, promote skin elasticity and plump
dry, dehydrated and dull looking skin. Fortified with vitamins, antioxidants, natural
& organic plant extracts, plant oils and plant-based butters to help
replenish lost moisture and reinforce the skin’s natural barrier to protect the
skin against further dehydration.
With Botanical Actives Scientifically Proven to:
Maintain skin structure for firmer and smoother skin.
Increase skin elasticity and moisturisation.
Immediate improvement of skin hydration up to 8 hours after application.
A multifunctional botanical moisturiser with scientifically proven actives to target skin hydration, skin-soothing and protection of tired, dry andageing skin.
SK Botanicals’ mission is to improve SKIN HEALTH. The brand is committed to advance the world of skincare by creating products that are safe for your skin and better for the planet. The brand promises to provide, high quality and effective skincare products backed by science.
SK Botanicals will always choose natural ingredients that deliver the same level of effectiveness as a chemical one. Their botanicals are carefully selected for their effectiveness and delivered in an optimal formula. Each ingredient is sourced with the utmost care for the environment to protect our planet’s biodiversity.
Inspired by Nature
SK Botanicals utilises only the highest quality sustainable and environmentally friendly natural and organic ingredients. Their products are halal certified, cruelty-free and suitable for vegans.
SK Botanicals products are free of Parabens, Colourants, Fragrances, Petroleum, Animal derivatives, GMO’s, Sulphates, Phthalates, Silicones, Mineral oil, Formaldehyde, Phenoxyethanol, DEA, TEA, MEA. The products are ethically conscious, sustainably sourced and inspired by nature.